[Mailman-Users] permission denied error on sending mails to mailinglist

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Wed Jan 4 07:45:24 CET 2006

dylan lim wrote:
>This is what I have done:
>I cd into my /usr/local/mailman directory.
>Did a
>chown mailman.mailman scripts
>chown mailman.mailman /usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman
>chmod 2755 scripts

Actually, the scripts directory should be 2775. The wrappers that
should be 2755 are /usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman and
/usr/local/mailman/cgi-bin/*, but the cgi-bin/* wrappers are probably
OK if the web interface works.

>chmod 2755 /usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman
>But I still got the same error.

At this point, run

bin/check_perms -f

as root until you get no errors. That should fix most permissions. Then
if Postfix still can't execute the /usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman
wrapper for no permission (with status 1), and you can't figure out
why, you might try asking on a Postfix group or list.

Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net>       The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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